Turned on by power? Obama-themed condoms may be for you: From neon colors and bacon flavors, the weirdest novelty rubbers that men ACTUALLY wear
In the world of birth control, The Stimulus Pack is not a set of economic measures, but rather a box of condoms which features a picture of President Obama giving the thumbs up.
But when it comes to novelty condoms, these are not necessarily the weirdest.
According to Handbag.com, other contenders for the top five strangest rubbers include bacon flavored condoms with the tagline ‘put some meat on your meat’.
Commander-in-chief condom: The Stimulus Pack featuring grinning pictures of President Obama is among the top five strangest designs
The website Condomaniaeven offers an ‘insert your image here’ option that allows users to add a photo of themselves or pick a custom photo or phrase to add to their condoms.
There have been condoms that play music, Big Ben condoms, and condoms that look like a small creature wearing a gas mask, as well as football-themed prophylactics. There is even a condom with a ruler attached that allows men to show off their size.
And jokes aside, the entertaining condoms offer a humorous way to approach a serious subject.
United Nations Population fund stats reveal that only five per cent of men worldwide wear condoms (contributing to the 2.5million new H.I.V. infections a year and counting).
Condoms have been used to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy for at least several centuries.
Rubber condoms gained popularity in the mid-19th century, and in the early 20th century major advances were made in manufacturing techniques.
And even in times of financial crisis, the market for condoms remains relatively recession-proof.
Although they are priced at a relatively steep $9.95 for three, the Obama condom is one of the strongest performers on the market.